Nadia is a baby from Tanzania. She is the youngest in a family of two children. Nadia’s parents live in a rented house with their two children. Her father works as a construction worker, and her mother is a stay-at-home mother.
Nadia was diagnosed with genu varus. Her legs bow outward so that her knees do not touch. This condition is typically caused by an excessive accumulation of fluoride in the bones, which often stems from contaminated drinking water. As a result, she feels a lot of pain and cannot walk comfortably.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $940 to fund corrective surgery for Nadia. The procedure is scheduled to take place on July 12. Treatment will hopefully restore Nadia’s mobility, allow her to participate in a variety of activities, and greatly decrease her risk of future complications.
Nadia’s mother says, “I will be so happy to see my daughter walking and able to run, play, and go to school. Please help us get her this treatment she needs.”